WHITESIDE COUNTY, Ill. UPDATE: The Whiteside County Sheriff's Department says on Wednesday around 3:53 p.m., deputies responded to a multiple vehicle accident on U.S. Route 30 just east of Lyndon Road. Officials say a bus driven by Chauncey L. Gibbs, 78, of Sterling Ill. was traveling west and didn't see traffic stopped due to a school bus which was unloading students.
Officils say Gibbs' vehicle rear ended a truck driven by 37-year-old Nicholas G. Crocker of Prophetstown Ill., a car driven by 22-year-old Elizabeth R.P. Anderson of Spring Grove Ill., and a school bus driven by 23-year-old Maddison M. Ducker of Morrison Ill., before coming to a rest in the south ditch.
The accident remains under investigation by the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were assisted on scene by Morrison EMS, Morrison Fire Department, Prophetstown/Lyndon fire and EMS, and the Illinois State Police.
UPDATE: Route 30 was closed down for a period of time while the scene was attended to. The highway has reopened.
ORIGINAL: The Whiteside County Sheriff's Office has officers on the scene of an accident involving a school bus.
According to the Morrison Community School District Facebook page, the district has been informed it involved an RC Smith bus. The post goes on to say no students were on the bus at the time of the accident.
Whiteside County says deputies are still on the scene and no information is available.